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Will my progestin-only pill still be effective if I took it late?

Take the missed pill as soon as you remember. Then go back to taking the pill at your regular time. It is okay if this means you’ll take 2 pills in one day.

If you were more than 3 hours late taking your pill, it is considered a “missed” pill and your pregnancy protection will be reduced. You should either avoid sex or use a backup method of birth control like condoms until you’ve been back on the pill for 48 hours.

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